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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Mark Cooper

Tulsa World

As Voted by Mark Cooper

Tulsa World
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (56)9-01,5861
2Michigan (1)11-01,4425
3Duke (5)9-11,4882
4Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
5Virginia (1)9-01,4006
6Nevada11-01,3197
7Michigan State9-21,0709
8North Carolina8-21,12612
9Gonzaga9-21,1474
10Virginia Tech9-183813
11Auburn9-11,1568
12Wisconsin9-261916
13Buffalo10-068414
14Texas Tech10-091211
15Florida State8-194910
16Houston10-026624
17Ohio State9-164715
18Indiana9-222625
19Oklahoma9-1115-
20Marquette8-235021
21Nebraska9-2156-
22Arizona State8-141520
23Mississippi State9-152918
24North Carolina State9-138-
25Furman12-020823

Poll Methodology

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes noted in parentheses, are determined by a points system. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for a second-place vote and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP's final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.